Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: What NJ Parents Should Know

Children's Eye Health And Safety Month: What New Jersey Parents Should Know

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.  Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month began when Prevent Blindness America (PBA) declared the month’s recognition in an effort to educate parents on the importance of their children’s healthy vision.   NJ Top Docs reached out to a few of our reviewed and approved healthcare providers to see what systems currently exist for protecting our children’s vision.   NJ Top Doc, Dr. Benjamin Rosenblum of Advocare Atrium Pediatrics, understands that “as pediatricians the importance of vision screening in very young children to detect early problems that can lead to vision loss. Treating these problems is much easier if you address them before the vision loss occurs. We can refer such patients to a pediatric ophthalmologist for proper evaluation and treatment. We start formal vision screening on children at one year of age. This is in addition to our examination of the eyes at every preventative care visit starting at birth. We do formal vision screening with instruments that have become available in the last several years. These instruments allow us to detect potential problems that we are unable to detect with routine physical examinations and at ages before children can read standard Read More

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness!

Throughout the month of October, people with Down syndrome are celebrated to make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments.  It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating capabilities! It’s a time where people can learn all about the history of Down Syndrome and gives the affected the ability to speak out about what it’s like to have DS. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. People with DS have an increased risk for certain medical conditions such as congenital heart defects, respiratory and hearing problems, Alzheimer’s disease, childhood leukemia and thyroid conditions. Many of these conditions are now treatable, so most people with Down syndrome lead healthy lives. People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions that affect them, have meaningful relationships, vote and contribute to society in many wonderful ways. People with Down syndrome, their friends, and families can spread awareness about Down syndrome by going to their local Buddy Walk® and can speak out about their needs.  This is how they advocate. Parents can teach about education and how to support the disabled – and give love, funding and encouragement. Remember that this is a very important Read More

NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. James E. Rotolo!

At, James E. Rotolo, M.D., F.A.C.S., PA, they provide comprehensive care of all urologic conditions for both men and women. Using the latest techniques and evidence-based practices, they are committed to treating their patients with the highest quality of medical care. They also recognize the potential for technology to improve your healthcare. For example, they offer the latest in surgical techniques including Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy. Unlike some practices, they do not employ physician assistants or nurse practitioners to treat you. You will always interact directly with a urologist at each office visit. Dr. James Rotolo is committed to being your expert in urologic care. He is equally devoted to treating you as a person, not just your ailment.Using a patient-centered approach, Dr. Rotolo hopes to make this process as comfortable as possible. He recognizes that many urologic conditions can be quite distressing and you may not feel comfortable discussing it openly.Understanding this, he will do our best to put you at ease. He considers it an honor to be your urologist and will always strive to provide the highest quality of personal care in a professional and caring environment. Education & Training Georgetown University School of Medicine Loyola College, Read More

July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

Joaquin Phoenix, Denver Bronco’s Peyton Manning, Tom Brokaw, King Tutankhamen (also known as “King Tut”), and notorious gunfighter and dentist, Doc Holiday, all share something in common. All of these public figures were born with a cleft lip. By an article on www.ranker.com, a cleft lip is a deformity caused by abnormal development while a fetus is still in the womb. An individual with a cleft lip has a gap that interrupts the normal structure of a lip. A cleft lip is often accompanied by a cleft palate, a gap that connects the mouth directly to the nasal cavity. July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month. Many advocates and supporters of the awareness use this month to spread knowledge to the masses. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website provides a detailed break-down of the different types of Craniofacial and Cleft defects and some interesting statistics: “Cleft and Craniofacial defects are conditions that are present at birth that affect the structure and function of a baby’s head and face. Two of the most common craniofacial defects are orofacial clefts, which occur when the lip and mouth do no form properly, and craniosynostosis, which happens when the bones Read More

NJ Top Dentists Presents, Dr. David P. Young!

Dr. David P. Young  is well-trained in cosmetic dentistry – and extremely dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. He is also known for providing complete implant teeth to replace your missing teeth (and self-confidence). With over 20 years of experience in general, implant and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Young is the preferred choice for many patients. He’ll put your comfort first to make you feel welcome and special from the moment you arrive and meet him. You’ll feel as if you’re his only patient. And you’ll experience truly specialized, personalized dental care. “Since 9th grade, I always wanted to be a dentist.  A distant cousin who happened to be a dentist knew how much I enjoyed technical projects and science.  He recommended to my parents that I consider a career in dentistry, too.  I am more excited about dentistry today than when I first started out.  New technology and treatment innovations let me do more for my patients with far less discomfort and inconvenience to them. My goal is to education every patient about their dental condition.  I use photos and X-rays and the intraoral camera to show them exactly what’s going on.  I use my advanced training Read More